STAR® Comprehensive Workshop – Two Days

  Date: May 11 – 12, 2018 7
  Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  Fees: $200


The STAR 2-Day Workshop provides detailed examples and practice activities on how to implement the evidence-based practices identified in the National Standards Report (2009). The STAR Program (Arick, Loos, Falco and Krug, 2004), a research-based curriculum is used to provide examples. Appropriate content connected to the common core curriculum is presented and detailed information on the three evidenced-based instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching through functional routines are shared. Participants will learn how to implement these strategies through structured lesson plans and a curriculum scope and sequence. The workshop will include extensive data collection systems and participants will learn to collect and use data for instructional decision making. Workshop topics will include the use of a power point lecture, video examples, presenter demonstration and participant “hands-on” practice.



To use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) lesson plans.


To teach children with autism using discrete training method.


Methods for teaching beginning, middle and advanced learners.


To teach children with autism to be independent and to generalize skills learned in DT and PRT with their daily routines.

Course Presenter

John Gill, MS

John has worked in public education since 1989 as a regular education teacher, special education teacher, district facilitator, autism specialist and paraprofessional. During six years with Portland State University, in addition to his teaching duties he conducted workshops and extensive hands on training to teachers and staff of students with autism as part of a statewide project in Oregon to develop training sites around the state. As a trainer for STAR Autism Support since its inception, John continues to provided workshops and in-classroom training around the country. John is a recognized contributor to the STAR Program, as well as a co-author of the STAR Program Training Videos and the Sunshine Literacy Kit.

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